FW: Problem with static binutils

Matthew Burgess ca9mbu at eos.sunderland.ac.uk
Sat Oct 26 13:45:47 PDT 2002


""Grant Leslie"" <grantl at nbnet.nb.ca> wrote in message
news:GBEALLLIPCAOPOLKFGDHGEBHCCAA.grantl at nbnet.nb.ca...
> > > On Sat, 26 Oct 2002 01:08:53 +0000 (UTC)
> > > dagmar at speakeasy.net ("Dagmar d'Surreal") wrote:
> > >
> > > > > Unless you're running binary only drivers (e.g. nvidia).
> > >
> > > >  You can get _source_ for these with no problem.
> > >
> > > Er. no you cant...
> >
> > Yes, you _can_.
> >
> > dagmar at evil:~/tmp$ tar -zxvf ../NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123.tar.gz
> > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123/
> > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123/nv.c
> > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123/os-interface.c
> > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123/os-registry.c
> > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123/os-interface.h
> > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123/nv-linux.h
> > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123/nv-misc.h
> > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123/nv.h
> > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123/nv-ids.h
> > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123/rmretval.h
> > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123/nvtypes.h
> > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123/nv_ref.h
> > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123/README
> > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123/makedevices.sh
> > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123/Makefile
> > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123/Module-nvkernel
> >
> > I grow weary of your idiotic campaign to contest and challenge every
> > little thing I say on these lists.
> >
> > *plonk*
>
> err... so sorry... but, you're only about 1/4 right
>
> Sorry, take a closer look at the make file, and the contents extracted,
the
> only source included there, is the kernel specific interface code. The
file
> Module-nvkernel is a closed source library ( who's magical workings, and
> secret spells can only be learned from the master wizards by signing an
> NDA ), which is linked in with the object code produced by the included
> source code skeleton, to produce the kernel module, in question. *phew*

Add to this the fact that it shows up as a "tainted module" once installed.

Matt.


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